Daily Dose of Design: August 2018

Friday, August 31, 2018

Currently Craving: Late Summer Favorites Under $50 (+ Ultimate Labor Day Sales List!)

There's so many sales going on - I just wish it wasn't because it's the end of the summer! Labor Day Weekend is here and I'm so not ready for it... I need more summer! Has anyone ever "chased summer"? I have a friend who lives basically everywhere... He travels constantly so that he's always enjoying the summer season! In the winter here, he lives in Australia. Kinda cool, no? Thinking I should try it... ;) Anyway, there are lots of great sales going on so to take a break from all of the new arrivals that are taking over stores and our shopping list, I rounded up my favorite summer favorites that are all under $50! Most are regularly inexpensive, and now every single find is on sale and well under $50. Now's the time to get some last minute summer favorites that you can still enjoy for a few more weeks, and get excited about for next season!

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Sephora VIB Sale Picks That'll Become Re-Purchases

One of the best sales of the year, the Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event is here! If you're a Rouge member (God bless your bank account!) you've been able to shop for about a week now but starting today, everyone can shop no matter your status - Rogue, VIB or Beauty Insider. You can get 20%, 15% or 10% off *almost* everything in the store and now is the time to stock up on favorites, try new things you've been eyeing and splurge on something you normally might not have. The only exclusions I'm seeing is on Dyson products and limit three Drunk Elephant products per transaction - so get shopping! Here's my top picks that I think know will become some of your favorite re-purchases ever!

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Bedroom Refresh Inspiration for Every Budget

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I was paid for this post and received the included home goods as compensation.
After a long and busy day there's very few things I want more than to walk into my bedroom and just relax. There's a lot of early mornings and late nights that include working from my bed but having a comfortable, light and airy and cozy spot I can go to is my dream of a room! I always like to give rooms in my home some updates and a good refresh, especially with a season change and this is a great time to get some awesome deals on new decor. I knew I wanted some pieces that were bright and white, and Kohl's had pretty much everything I was looking for - it was a one stop shop (which never happens, hah)!

Friday, August 24, 2018

The Best Back to College Amazon Finds

When I was still in college I'd have an extensive list of things I needed both before a new semester started and during - I'm a very organized person, but the stress of it all made it feel like I wasn't! Between my four years of undergrad I've learned a lot of what you really need and what you don't as much as you think you will - so if you're heading back to school next month, check out these finds all available on Amazon Prime that you need to get!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

How to Pack for a Week at the Beach in One Carry-On

Thank you to UpBra for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are solely my own!

Going on a last minute trip to savor summer in any way possible? I know that feeling all too well! If I had my way, summer would never leave. It's my favorite time of year and I know I'm not the only one trying to hold on to every minute of it! I took a week off to go on a (somewhat) last minute beach getaway and tried to challenge myself to packing everything for 7 days, 6 nights into a carry-on suitcase only. It didn't go so well... But now that I've tried and know what works and what doesn't, I know it is possible with lots of maneuvering and forcing myself to be a little less indecisive. ;)

It also will help to save you $$$ to not have to check a bag! It's much easier said than done but all you really need for the beach is a pair of flip flops and a cute bathing suit anyway. Hah! Here's how to pack up for a beach trip in just your carry-on:

Monday, August 20, 2018

Best Skincare Finds Under $50

Even if you love a good dupe and love to save where ever you can (who doesn't?) there's some things you should spend the extra money on, one of them being your skincare products. I'm a firm believer that you should buy what's best for your skin and individual needs and if it means spending a little extra to get something that really makes a difference, then it's worth it. That being said, there's so many great and affordable skincare products out there that don't break the bank, even if you are looking for a "holy grail" product that you'll love and that's going to do your skin wonders! These picks are all under $50 and are worth every penny:

Monday, August 6, 2018

What to Try First from Amazon Prime Wardrobe

Have you guys seen one of the newest features on Amazon yet? Their Prime Wardrobe feature is so cool! Basically, you get to try products out that you may have been eyeing before you buy them - it's like having a store's dressing room in your house, and what's better than that? ;) It's such a great and really useful idea and they always seem to be adding new products to their Prime Wardrobe closet. I couldn't believe these finds were included, here's some of the best things to try before you buy:

Friday, August 3, 2018

The Best Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Buys that are Still in Stock

All of the NSALE craziness is quickly coming to an end this weekend but there's still so many great things in stock! I figured I'd share one last group of favorites to *add to cart* before the prices go up at the end of the weekend. A lot of everyone's favorite things are sold out, but there's still a LOT of really great finds at great prices that you should consider getting - here's the best, still-in-stock picks from the sale:

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Currently Craving: July Favorites

Can summer slow down for a second?! Seriously, I'm enjoying this weather and the sunshine too much to worry about it going so fast! This month's Currently Craving is a bit shorter because with all of the NSALE craziness I hadn't shopped too much elsewhere. But there are some really great finds - for your home, the cutest jeans, a couple of dupes... You get the point! Here's my favorites from July: